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0628 PA8541 Easter Island
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: My God This Is Amazing!
Well, maybe not, but it's kinda rootsy and goes well with delta blues music in the background, I find.
Subject: Easter Island Footage
Well shot footage of Easter Island - especially interesting because it shows some of the landforms which suggest to some geologists that a massive tidal wave (or several) 150 - 200 feet high swept this island at one time, estimated to have occurred about 1500-2000 years ago and it looks to some like part of the island sunk in the process. Nobody really knows what those monuments are all about or how they were erected. Modern man found the island uninhabited and it remained so until more recently, when it was colonized. An interesting unsolved mystery.
Nice footage of this very mysterious island.
ian iachimoe -
Subject: probablemente de la década del 50
Este trozo de film entrega un valioso testimonio de lo que era Isla de Pascua, probablemente en la década del 50. La decarga de mercadería desde los barcos era, en esa época todo un acontecimiento.
Imagino que este film fue usado para dar algún tipo de charla sobre la Isla, tal vez a cargo del personaje principal, al parecer norteamericano, que encabeza esta "expedición".
Sería interesante mostrar este film a los isleños, ya que podrían reconocer tal vez a las personas que aparecen en él.
Este es un muy buen documento de época, aunque puede llegar a confundir el hecho que aparezcan algunas imágenes de la Isla de Juan Fernández, parada obligada en la travesía a la Isla de Pascua.
Subject: Those Darn Goats Again
Either haphazardly shot, or strangely edited footage of Easter Island as we are constantly jumping from one scene to another, usually going back to similar footage a little later. Like you'll see footage of goats being unloaded, waves crashing against the island, people looking at the statues, Waves crashing against the island, goats being unloaded.. and so on. The footage itself is ok, although it is cool to see the statues, I was a little surprised to see so many of them, some stil enmassed in rock.. But other then that. Not much else here.
Christine Hennig -
Subject: Statues with Big Noses
Silent color footage of what looks like an archeological expedition. It could just be a travelogue, thoughit's hard to tell without the soundtrack. There are some rather primitive-looking graphic cards featuring the famous Easter Island statues to break things up a bit, as well as lots of footage of people unloading things from ships. A head-scratcher.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: **.